WATERTOWN- Randy Gene Shippee, age 59, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Jefferson County Hospice House in Watertown.
There will be a celebration of life covered dish super for Randy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at his sister, Laurie Andrew's home at 1309 Co. Rt. 12 in Gouverneur. Anyone is welcomed to stop by. Burial will be private at a later date at the Spragueville Cemetery. Arrangements are with French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Randy was born on April 3, 1959 in Gouverneur, NY to Leon E. Shippee and the late Venita R. (Perrigo) Shippee. He attended Indian River Central School and then went on to graduate from Mater Dei College with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. He married Susan Hofer in 1980, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1986.
Randy worked as a carpenter for Scott Brown Drywall in Theresa. He enjoyed trapping, fishing and playing cards, especially poker.
Surviving is his father, Leon E. Shippee; a son, Michael Cutrie; three daughters, Ashlee Sacey, Shannon Shippee and Jenna Shippee; four brothers, Mark, Leon "Lenny", Timothy and Tracy Shippee; two sisters and their husbands, Laurie and Jamie Andrews and Robyn and John Bango; and four grandchildren, Logan, Mason, Alexa and Bria and several nieces and nephews.
Randy is predeceased by his mother, Venita and a sister, Donna Gail Shippee.
Donations may be made in Randy's memory to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.